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Luminary announces new subscription channel on Apple Podcasts launching in May

PRESS RELEASE · New York NY, USA ·

Luminary, a subscription podcast network, announced today that it will launch a new channel on Apple Podcasts when the new subscription platform debuts worldwide in May, making all Luminary Original Podcasts available globally to Apple Podcasts listeners.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Apple, the house that built podcasting, to bring our original content to millions of listeners across the world,” said Simon Sutton, Luminary CEO.

“When we founded Luminary, we believed that supporting premium subscription podcast content was important to listeners and creators alike. Distributing our content on Apple Podcasts is a critical step in fulfilling our vision,” said Matt Sacks, Luminary Co-founder and Executive Chairman.

The Luminary channel will include all 35 Luminary Original podcasts including Under the Skin with Russell Brand, Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked, The C-Word with Lena Dunham, and Leon Neyfakh’s Fiasco.

Today Luminary also announced The Midnight Miracle, a new show from creators Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey, and Dave Chappelle. The Midnight Miracle will begin releasing episodes in May. Luminary will also debut new shows and seasons from Russell Brand, Karamo Brown, Lena Dunham and Leon Neyfakh in the coming months, among others.

All Luminary Original Podcasts will continue to be available for subscribers on Luminary’s app in the 12 countries it is currently available, as well as in Apple Podcasts’ Luminary channel when it debuts next month.

Listeners will be able to access all Luminary Original podcasts after a seven-day free trial for $34.99 per year, equivalent to $2.99 per month, or for $5.99 per month through the Luminary app, available in 12 countries. With Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, listeners in more than 170 countries and regions can access the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts for $5.99 per month after a seven-day free trial.

About Luminary

Luminary is a subscription podcast network with an award-winning lineup of original shows you won’t find anywhere else. Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to the full collection of Luminary Original Podcasts, featuring celebrated creators, diverse voices, and important stories told through a new lens. You can find Luminary’s original content via the Luminary app, available on iOS, Android, and the web, and it will be available on Apple Podcasts’ Luminary channel starting in May 2021.

Luminary was founded by Matt Sacks in 2018 with backing from NEA. Driven by a love for podcasts, Luminary is elevating the podcasting experience for both listeners and creators.

Luminary offers all listeners a seven-day free trial. After the free trial, the annual subscription is $34.99, or the equivalent of about $2.99 per month. Luminary also offers a monthly subscription for $4.99 which will increase to $5.99 for new subscribers concurrent with the launch of Luminary’s subscription channel on Apple Podcasts. International pricing is similar to US pricing, with annual and monthly plans available in each country and region.

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